HC Deb 19 March 2002 vol 382 c177W
15. Mr. Hepburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions she has had with the Scottish Executive on cross-border road links, with special reference to the A1. [41528]

Mr. Foulkes

I have regular discussions with Scottish Executive Ministers on a wide range of transport-related matters.

The upgrading of the route to the south of Dunbar has been taken forward in the A1 Route Action Plan under the auspices of the A1 Steering Group, whose membership includes the Scottish Executive, the Highways Agency, local authorities and police from both sides of the border. The steering group meets nominally once a year and I understand the last meeting was in Newcastle on 19 February 2002.